Desert Spirit



Desert Spirit Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desert Spirit Students by Grade
PK 0
K 93
1 89
2 104
3 98
4 99
5 109
6 87
7 80
8 86
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Desert Spirit is a public elementary school located in Glendale, AZ in the Glendale Elementary School District. It enrolls 845 students in grades 1st through 12th. Desert Spirit is the 141st largest public school in Arizona and the 3,084th largest nationally. It has 19.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 845
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 43.9
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 3,084th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Arizona: 141st out of 1,243
Student/Teacher Rank in Arizona: 537th out of 948
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arizona: 123rd out of 948

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Desert Spirit Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 442
(52%)
6,909
(51%)
 Female 403
(48%)
6,542
(49%)

Desert Spirit Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 557
(66%)
9,694
(72%)
 Black 107
(13%)
1,202
(9%)
 White 105
(12%)
1,765
(13%)
 Asian 40
(5%)
350
(3%)
 American Indian 22
(3%)
242
(2%)
 Two or More 13
(2%)
179
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
19
(0%)

Desert Spirit Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 687
(81%)
11,071
(82%)
 Not Eligible 95
(11%)
1,480
(11%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 63
(7%)
900
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,093 ranked schools in Arizona, Desert Spirit is ranked 60th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Desert Spirit students on free and reduced lunch assistance (88.8%) is significantly higher than the state average of 55.6%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Desert Spirit Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 824
2006 871
2007 846
2008 949
2009 926
2010 820
2011 806
2012 845

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.2
2006 20.2
2007 19.7
2008 20.2
2009 19.7
2010 17.8
2011 18.7
2012 19.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.99635922330097
2006 0.76808266360505
2007 0.75768321513002
2008 0.80611169652266
2009 0.87473002159827
2010 0.86585365853659
2011 0.88833746898263
2012 0.88757396449704

Compare Desert Spirit to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,775.0% 17.7:1
 
1,920.0% 19.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 55.6%
 
This School 88.8%
 

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Desert Spirit
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Public PK - 08 845 19.2:1  
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Public KG - 08 886 19.5:1 1 miles
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Desert Mirage Elementary School
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Public PK - 08 648 19.1:1 2 miles
Harold W Smith School
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Public KG - 08 950 20.4:1 2 miles
Coyote Ridge
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Public PK - 08 934 19.3:1 2 miles
Discovery School
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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